How to Watermark PDF

In addition to the many security measures you can add to a PDF file, creating watermark for your PDF is a great way to secure all of your PDF pages. It protects your document from any unlawful copying or plagiarism.

An advantage of using a watermark print is its versatility. It is completely customizable. Depending on your needs, you can have your watermark print appear either in clear or faded font and in any size you need.

It plays a role similar to a PDF stamp and can be used to watermark professional and private information.

Creating watermark for your PDF is easy. With Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro, you can add, update, and remove watermark PDF files can contain.


To Add a Watermark Print using Adobe Acrobat 11 Pro:

  • 1Open your PDF file and go to View > Tools > Pages.
View Pages Menu
  • 2In the Edit Page Design subsection, select Watermark > Add Watermark.
Add Watermark Option
  • 3Specify the Source, Appearance and Position of your watermark print in the following dialog.
  1. In the box beside the Text option, type in the your watermark text, or select an existing source file of your watermark image.
  2. Select the font size, colour, opacity, rotation angle and so on.
  3. In the Appearance Options section, you have a few choices to Show when printing, Show when displaying on screen, or Keep position and size of watermark text consistent when printing on different page sizes.
  4. In the top right corner you have Page Range Options for your watermark and an option below for applying it to multiple PDF attachments.
  • 4Once all your preferences are set, closely preview your watermark in the adjacent section.
  • 5Click on OK to save.
Watermark Appearance Dialog

To Update a Watermark using Adobe Acrobat 11 Pro:

  • 1Go to the same Edit Page Design subsection, and under Watermark, select Update.
  • 2Make any necessary changes to the watermark.
  • 3Click OK to save them.

To Remove PDF Watermarks

  • 1In the Edit Page Design subsection in the Tools Pane, choose Watermark.
  • 2Select Remove.
  • 3When prompted, confirm the removal by clicking on Yes.